Pisaot Artist Residency/ Sa Sa Art Projects
KONG Dara (b. 1990, Prey Veng Province, Cambodia) lives and works in Phnom Penh. He studied art at Sa Sa Art Projects, where he also worked as a Residency Coordinator. He also was previously Operations Coordinator at SA SA BASSAC from 2013 until 2015. He also was works at TINI Cafe. Dara’s artistic practice is across different media. His artwork investigates his memory, politics, emotions, social change, and LGBT+ communities. Dara works with drawing, sculpture, photography, installation, paper, trancing paper, ceramic clay and color pencils. In recent projects, he has used ceramic clay for installations, detailing complex experiences, developments, politics, emotions, and memories. He has been invited for three months as an advisor to Multidisciplinary Art (MDA), Faculty of Fine Arts Chiang Mai University, 2019-2020.
His work was featured in a solo exhibition, Open Mind, at Strange Fruit, in Phnom Penh (2015). He has undertaken several residencies in Cambodia and internationally, include Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Cambodia. His group exhibitions have been at venues including Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and New York.
Dara Kong joins us for the onAIRISM - interaction and connectivity workshop in June 2022.
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